Working for Nothing – our question to the NAB AGM on unreasonable hours

Last week your FSU released Working for Nothing – How NAB robs employees’ pay, health and family time. This damning report exposes exploitative practices at NAB around hours of work, and brings to light the significant negative consequences felt by Group 3 and above colleagues at NAB.

A copy of the report was sent to NAB Senior Executives – including CEO Ross McEwan. While acknowledging receipt, he has not responded to any concerns raised in our correspondence or the report.

Therefore, your union will attend the NAB AGM on Friday 17th December. We will put our concerns directly to the CEO and Chairman, and call for their commitment to resolving these issues. See our question below.

We will keep you updated on their response.

FSU’s Question to the NAB Board

Our question will review the situation, before setting out our clear demand at the end. Here is a selection:

Mr Chairman, on Tuesday 7th December the Finance Sector Union released a report titled “Working for Nothing – How NAB robs employees’ pay, health and family time”.

The report details the experiences of over 1200 NAB employees suffering severe health and wellbeing consequences as a result of exploitative hours of work practices […]

Will the Board today acknowledge the harms caused to these workers by the Bank’s pursuit of profit and agree to remove the risks from the workplace and to the hundreds of millions in financial compensation owed to these workers?

Our stories deserve to be heard by all Australians

The contents of our report gained significant media attention, being picked up by publications across the country.

Since then our Union has received ongoing requests from journalists seeking confidential discussions with our members. These discussions would cover the actual experiences of employees and help tell the genuine story of what it’s like to work in these conditions.

If you would like to know more about getting this story out there – email and our media team will be in touch to discuss this in further detail including the option of remaining anonymous.

Anyone wishing to be involved will receive a comprehensive briefing from a media professional and an FSU member who has gone through the process before, on how your privacy will be protected, and how you can remain in control of your story.

Authorised by Julia Angrisano, National Secretary